Area guide: Croydon

Croydon is a London Borough towards the South of London with famous former residents including Kate Moss, Sir Philip Green, Tracey Emin, illusionist Derren Brown and Roy Hodgson (England Football Manager). The borough is the UK home to several large companies such as Nestle and Ikea and has Selhurst Park, which houses Crystal Palace Football Club and used to also be the ground for Wimbledon Football Club before they moved to Milton Keynes. However in terms of sports and recreation, there are over 120 Croydon parks and open spaces, such as Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve which covers over 200 acres.

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Croydon venues and sports facilities

Energie Fitness Club Croydon
0.63 miles away - Stephenson House 2 Cherry Orchard Road Croydon Surrey CR0 6BA
Fit 4 Less Croydon is a fantastic low cost gym in Croydon which offers great value and affordability...
Gyms Dance studio
Park Hill Recreation Ground
1.11 miles away - Water Tower Hill Croydon Central London CR0 5SX
Park Hill Recreation Ground is a delightful Croydon open space situation on the outskirts of South L...
Tennis Basketball Netball
Elmwood Infants School
1.34 miles away - Lodge Road Croydon Greater London CR0 2PL
At Elmwood, we are committed to a caring ethos in which the emphasis is on achievement for all. We h...
Football (11 a side) Football (5 a side) Sports Hall
Canterbury Road Recreation Ground
1.70 miles away - Canterbury Road Croydon Greater London CR0 3HH
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The ground offers the following Facilities:

-Children's playground
-Astroturf pitch (f...
Football (11 a side) Football (5 a side) Football (7 a side)
South Croydon LTC
1.71 miles away - Beech Copse Croydon Surrey CR2 7ES
Tennis
Shirley Park Lawn Tennis Club
1.77 miles away - Sandilands Croydon Surrey CR0 5DB
Shirley Park Lawn Tennis Club is a privately owned tennis club in Croydon, Surrey a couple of miles...
Tennis
Selhurst Sports Arena
1.80 miles away - Dagnall Park, Selhurst Selhurst London SE25 5PH
Whether you want a casual game of football or the chance to take part in an exciting range of sports...
Football (11 a side) Football (5 a side) Rugby Football (6 a side) Football (7 a side) Football (8 a side) Football (9 a side)
Tenpin Croydon
1.84 miles away - Valley Park Leisure Complex Hesterman Way Croydon South London CR0 4YA
Ten Pin Croydon is a wonderful bowling alley in Croydon, South London with table tennis, bowling lan...
Ten pin bowling Table Tennis
Addiscombe Recreation Ground
1.85 miles away - Bingham Road Addiscombe London London CR0 7EB
Location of Addiscombe Recreation Ground

Entrances to Addiscombe Recreation Ground are available...
Tennis Football (5 a side) Basketball
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy
1.87 miles away - Mitcham Road Croydon Greater London CR9 3AS
Football (11 a side)
Whitgift School Sports Centre
2.11 miles away - Haling Park Road South Croydon Greater London CR2 6YT
Whitgift is a prestigious School located in South Croydon, on the Surrey/London border. Well known f...
Swimming Pools Squash Tennis Football (5 a side) Basketball Volleyball Table Tennis Cricket nets Fencing Sports Hall
Streatham Croydon RFC
2.19 miles away - Brigstock Road Croydon South London CR7 7JP
Ths site is a large grassed area in Urban South London. It is currently used primarily for Rugby bu...
Football (11 a side) Squash Rugby
Heavers Farm Primary School
2.28 miles away - 58 Dinsdale Gardens London Greater London SE25 6LT
Heavers Farm Primary School is a 4-form entry school based in South Norwood, South London. We are fe...
Football (11 a side)
Regina Coeli Primary School
2.35 miles away - The Regina Codi School South Croydon Greater London CR2 6DF
Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Primary School within the Archdiocese of S...
Football (11 a side) Football (5 a side) Sports Hall Football (7 a side)
Trumble Gardens
2.38 miles away - Lucerne Road Thornton Heath South London CR7 7JH
Trumble Gardens are situated in Thornton Heath in South London and are maintained by Croydon Borough...
Tennis Multi-Use Open Space
Ashburton Park
2.38 miles away - Lower Addiscombe Road Croydon Central London CR0 6RX
There are a variety of decent sports facilities in Ashburton Park in Croydon:

- Car park (entranc...
Bowls Tennis Basketball Netball Pavilion/Clubhouse

Activities in Croydon

Selhurst Sports Arena - Player Trial - 3rd January 2019 - 5 to 11 year olds - 9:00am to 11:00am
Next date: January 3, 2019
Selhurst Sports Arena, Dagnall Park, Selhurst Selhurst London SE25 5PH
Palace for Life Foundation Player Trials are for 5 to 11 year old players showing potential to gain...
Selhurst Sports Arena - Player Trial - 3rd January 2019 - 12 to 14 year olds - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Next date: January 3, 2019
Selhurst Sports Arena, Dagnall Park, Selhurst Selhurst London SE25 5PH
Palace for Life Foundation Player Trials are for 12 to 14 year old players showing potential to gain...
Selhurst Sports Arena - Team Development: Train Like a Pro - U8/U9/U10 - Jan/Apr 2019
Next date: January 8, 2019
Selhurst Sports Arena, Dagnall Park, Selhurst Selhurst London SE25 5PH
Courses are run on an invitation only basis, players identified by Foundation coaches as demonstrati...
Selhurst Sports Arena - Team Development: Train Like a Pro - U11/12 - Jan/Apr 2019
Next date: January 9, 2019
Selhurst Sports Arena, Dagnall Park, Selhurst Selhurst London SE25 5PH
Courses are run on an invitation only basis, players identified by Foundation coaches as demonstrati...
Selhurst Sports Arena - Soccer School - 18th to 22nd February
Next date: February 18, 2019
Selhurst Sports Arena, Dagnall Park, Selhurst Selhurst London SE25 5PH
Our Soccer Schools are for both boys and girls aged 5-12 years old and are a fantastic way for child...
Selhurst Sports Arena - Weekend Football - 10th November to 15th December
Next date: December 15, 2018
Our weekend courses are for both boys and girls aged 5-12 years old and are a fantastic way for chil...
Selhurst Sports Arena - Goalkeeping - Jan/Feb 2019
Next date: January 7, 2019
Selhurst Sports Arena, Dagnall Park, Selhurst Selhurst London SE25 5PH
Courses are run on an invitation only basis, players identified by Foundation coaches as demonstrati...
Archbishop Lanfranc School - U13-14, Team Development: Train Like a Pro - Jan/April 2019
Next date: January 8, 2019
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Mitcham Road Croydon Greater London CR9 3AS
Courses are run on an invitation only basis, players identified by Foundation coaches as demonstrati...
Archbishop Lanfranc School - U15-16, Team Development: Train Like a Pro - Jan/Apr 2019
Next date: January 8, 2019
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Mitcham Road Croydon Greater London CR9 3AS
Courses are run on an invitation only basis, players identified by Foundation coaches as demonstrati...
Girls Saturday Football - Heavers Farm School - Girls 5-11 years old Only
Next date: January 12, 2019
Heavers Farm Primary School, 58 Dinsdale Gardens London Greater London SE25 6LT
Our weekend courses are for girls aged 5-11 years old and are a fantastic way for children to stay a...

However if you are looking to get active in Croydon there are plenty of possibilities in the parks, schools, leisure centres and community sites. Examples of notable parks in Croydon include Park Hill Recreation Ground, Ashburton Park and Shirley Hill Recreation Ground. A larger park in Croydon is South Norwood Lakes and grounds which has tennis courts, 11 a side football pitches and cricket squares. There is also a large sailing and boating lake which is home to Croydon sailing club with sailing lessons and racing available on weekends, particularly during the summer months.

If you are looking for school facilities for hire in Croydon there are plenty on offer. Oasis Academy Shirley Park has a sports hall and mult-use games area. Whitgift School has absolutely state-of-the-art sports facilities with a sports hall, 3G football pitches, dance studio and a lot more. If you are looking for Croydon leisure centres there are plenty to choose from, with newly renovated Monks Hill Sports Centre and South Norwood Leisure centre being the picks of the bunch. Finally Croydon Sports Arena has an athletics track, 11 a side football pitch and is also used by a cycling club. 

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